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Old 06-25-2015, 09:45 AM   #1
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Dinghy Towing a Buick

Does anyone know if it is necessary to remove the fuses in the Buick's as stated in the owners manual when flat towing the vehicle ? I'm contemplating a new vehicle and all the Buick information I can find says you must remove three fuses, the battery and two accessory fuses. We have hydraulic brakes on our motor home and use a Brake Buddy 12V system now in our 2012 Caddy SRX and connect it to the cars 12V system accessory jack with no problems and I do not remove any fuses. We do stop every few hours and run the engine to recharge the car battery and have never had a issue. Pulling and replacing fuses is something I would like to avoid if possible.

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Old 06-25-2015, 11:04 AM   #2
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Are you going to trust the answer from some stranger or line or from the company that built the car? You can add a switch to disconnect the fuses.

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Old 06-25-2015, 11:55 AM   #3
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From your post's heading, I thought you were towing a Buick from your dinghy.

I too, would only go by what my owner's manual stipulates....and by-pass switches are easy to install. On my GMC, I only have to pull one fuse, and a simple switch now takes care of that chore.

However, pulling the fuse for the battery may indeed cause you to not have power for your BB and you may have to run an axillary line from your mh's battery.

Good luck

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